Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 663 701 691
Rank change year-on-year +38 -10 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 142 197 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 1.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 112 120
UK median daily rate £423 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +9.26% -6.19%
10th Percentile £276 £278 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -4.84% +19.23% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £47.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.26% +79.05% +22.09%
10th Percentile £13.43 £38.80 £20.50
90th Percentile £49.68 £47.00 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £47.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -69.15% +79.05% +22.09%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,998 19,161 19,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.25% 18.63% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,419 11,311 11,671
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £221
90th Percentile £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 942 911
UK median hourly rate £35.07 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.26% -4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £51.23 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.31 £28.50
% change year-on-year +38.29% -11.19% +5.56%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 123 £423 +3.05% 76
UK excluding London +30 104 £369 -4.84% 64
South East +6 39 £425 +6.25% 22
London +33 33 £450 +6.51% 19
North of England +46 16 £295 -1.67% 10
Scotland +35 16 £500 +33.33% 3
South West -14 16 £438 -20.45% 11
Midlands +37 9 £242 -16.72% 12
Yorkshire +25 9 £350 +6.87% 6
North West +32 7 £290 +16.00% 3
East of England +39 6 £300 -30.23% 2
West Midlands +35 6 £750 +158.62% 6
East Midlands +16 3 £183 - 6
Wales - 2 £425 - 4

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 142 (100.00%) VMware
2 96 (67.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (67.61%) Windows
3 75 (52.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (45.07%) Microsoft
5 61 (42.96%) Active Directory
5 61 (42.96%) MCSE
6 58 (40.85%) Windows Server
7 50 (35.21%) ITIL
8 49 (34.51%) Linux
9 47 (33.10%) PowerShell
10 46 (32.39%) vSphere
11 44 (30.99%) Azure
12 43 (30.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 38 (26.76%) VMware ESXi
14 37 (26.06%) CCNA
14 37 (26.06%) SAN
14 37 (26.06%) Cisco
14 37 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
15 36 (25.35%) AWS
16 34 (23.94%) Data Centre
17 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
17 33 (23.24%) Citrix
18 32 (22.54%) MCSA
18 32 (22.54%) SC Cleared
18 32 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
18 32 (22.54%) VMware NSX
19 30 (21.13%) VCAP
19 30 (21.13%) HP
20 28 (19.72%) vCloud

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (16.20%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.52%) IIS
4 4 (2.82%) Confluence
5 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (30.99%) Azure
2 36 (25.35%) AWS
3 26 (18.31%) Office 365
4 12 (8.45%) IaaS
5 3 (2.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.06%) SAN
2 26 (18.31%) DNS
3 24 (16.90%) DHCP
4 21 (14.79%) VSAN
5 16 (11.27%) Firewall
6 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
7 13 (9.15%) LAN
7 13 (9.15%) WAN
8 7 (4.93%) NAS
9 6 (4.23%) Network Security
9 6 (4.23%) Wireless
10 5 (3.52%) Skype
11 4 (2.82%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.82%) VPN
12 3 (2.11%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (2.11%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.11%) VoIP
13 2 (1.41%) Cisco Firepower
13 2 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.82%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) JIRA
2 2 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.70%) Hudson
3 1 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (12.68%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.82%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.11%) French Language
3 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.11%) Retail
3 3 (2.11%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.41%) Electronics
4 2 (1.41%) German Language
4 2 (1.41%) Hindi Language
4 2 (1.41%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.41%) Japanese Language
4 2 (1.41%) Korean Language
4 2 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.41%) Marketing
4 2 (1.41%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (24.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (20.42%) Consultant
3 18 (12.68%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (11.97%) VMware Consultant
5 11 (7.75%) VMware Specialist
6 10 (7.04%) Platform Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Senior Platform Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Server Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Architect
8 8 (5.63%) Senior Consultant
8 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.23%) Windows Server Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.41%) LDAP
2 1 (0.70%) Ajax
2 1 (0.70%) HTML
2 1 (0.70%) SAML
2 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.94%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 11 (7.75%) Clustering
4 9 (6.34%) Replication
5 8 (5.63%) Public Cloud
5 8 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (4.93%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.52%) EMC VNX
8 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.52%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.82%) NHS
10 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (2.11%) PKI
10 3 (2.11%) Robotics
11 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.41%) PMI
11 2 (1.41%) Wiki
12 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 96 (67.61%) Windows
2 58 (40.85%) Windows Server
3 49 (34.51%) Linux
4 32 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (8.45%) Unix
8 9 (6.34%) CentOS
9 7 (4.93%) SUSE
10 5 (3.52%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.82%) Solaris
11 4 (2.82%) VMS
12 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.41%) Android
13 2 (1.41%) HPUX
13 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.70%) Debian
14 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.21%) ITIL
2 43 (30.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.68%) ITIL V3
5 17 (11.97%) Migration
5 17 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (10.56%) Service Management
7 12 (8.45%) Change Management
7 12 (8.45%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.75%) Decision-Making
8 11 (7.75%) ITSM
8 11 (7.75%) Server Virtualisation
9 10 (7.04%) Kanban
10 9 (6.34%) DevOps
10 9 (6.34%) Server Building
11 8 (5.63%) Incident Management
11 8 (5.63%) Performance Management
11 8 (5.63%) Task Automation
12 7 (4.93%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.10%) PowerShell
2 25 (17.61%) SQL
3 11 (7.75%) Bash Shell
3 11 (7.75%) Python
4 6 (4.23%) Perl
5 2 (1.41%) C
5 2 (1.41%) VBScript
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (52.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (42.96%) MCSE
3 37 (26.06%) CCNA
3 37 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
5 32 (22.54%) MCSA
5 32 (22.54%) SC Cleared
6 30 (21.13%) VCAP
7 27 (19.01%) Citrix Certification
8 22 (15.49%) CCNP
9 18 (12.68%) DV Cleared
10 17 (11.97%) VCP6
11 16 (11.27%) CCA
12 15 (10.56%) MCP
13 12 (8.45%) Degree
14 6 (4.23%) VCP5
15 5 (3.52%) MCITP
16 4 (2.82%) CISSP
16 4 (2.82%) MCSD
16 4 (2.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) GxP
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (67.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (42.96%) Active Directory
3 46 (32.39%) vSphere
4 38 (26.76%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (22.54%) VMware NSX
6 28 (19.72%) vCloud
7 19 (13.38%) Hyper-V
8 11 (7.75%) XenDesktop
9 10 (7.04%) XenApp
10 8 (5.63%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (4.93%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (4.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (2.82%) ISA Server
13 4 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (2.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (1.41%) DFS Replication
15 2 (1.41%) UAG
16 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 26 (18.31%) vCenter Server
2 23 (16.20%) SCCM
3 20 (14.08%) vRealize
4 10 (7.04%) Avamar
4 10 (7.04%) PowerCLI
4 10 (7.04%) SCOM
5 6 (4.23%) Ansible
6 5 (3.52%) AirWatch
6 5 (3.52%) EMC VPLEX
6 5 (3.52%) vMotion
6 5 (3.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 4 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.82%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.82%) ThinApp
8 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.11%) Puppet
8 3 (2.11%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 142 (100.00%) VMware
2 64 (45.07%) Microsoft
3 37 (26.06%) Cisco
4 33 (23.24%) Citrix
5 30 (21.13%) HP
6 19 (13.38%) EMC
7 18 (12.68%) NetApp
8 12 (8.45%) Veeam
9 10 (7.04%) Red Hat
10 9 (6.34%) Dell
11 5 (3.52%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.52%) Brocade
12 4 (2.82%) Intel
12 4 (2.82%) Ivanti
12 4 (2.82%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (2.82%) Remedy
12 4 (2.82%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.11%) Atlassian
13 3 (2.11%) SAP
13 3 (2.11%) Veritas